The Central Ohio Bed Bug Task Force held its third annual bed bug summit on October 20.
The presentations from the meeting are now available. They include:
- Insecticide Properties and Applications (Gerry Wegner)
- Extermination Methodology (Dale Hodgson)
- Moving and Bed Bugs (Lyndsey Rullman)
- Preparing for Bed Bug Treatment (Gerry Wegner)
- Heat Treatment Preparation (Dale Hodgson)
- Best Practices – Apartments (Josh Martin)
- Best Practices – Firestations (Tammy Sheaks)
- COBBTF Summit III (Susan Jones)
- Prevention 101
- COBBTF Accomplishments
From the COBBTF Accomplishments presentation, notice the simple and entirely achievable objectives:
COBBTF members have established these objectives for our group:
- To reduce the number of homes, public buildings, and commercial buildings that could become infested with bed bugs.
- Create and convey a consistent message to the residents of Greater Columbus about bed bug prevention and treatment.
The Columbus Dispatch, which has been consistently clued-in and excellent in their coverage of the bed bug issues, ran this story about the summit that highlights what people are worried about and their hope to be able to figure things out, to help the people they serve. See also the recent Columbus Dispatch online bedbug chat with Susan Jones. Good on the Dispatch and, as always, extraordinary work from the all-volunteer COBBTF.
I have ceased wondering what is in the water in Ohio. Just ordinary people who really care.
Of course, other places seem to be able to do this too. For example.
Why isn’t this possible in NYC?
It’s useless to wonder. It just isn’t.
Better to think in more practical terms, what can be done given the limitations and the environment? What can one (we) actually do? More on that in due course.